REPORT: New York Times Issues Embarrassing Correction For COVID Data

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The New York Times issued a correction Thursday to an article which falsely stated 4,000 children aged 5-11 had died of a COVID-related illness.

“An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to the numbers of children aged 5 to 11 with multisystem inflammatory syndrome. About 4,000 have been diagnosed, not died, with the syndrome,” the NYT correction read. The correction was issued after the false statement was mocked on social media.

The article goes on to state the following:

The error occurred in a section of the outlet’s Daily Covid Briefing about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending vaccine boosters for children aged 5 to 11. The article used MIS, child hospitalizations during the Omicron surge and child COVID-19 deaths to emphasize the importance of boosters for this age group.


The first version read, “Many parents have hesitated to immunize their children, in part because they are at much lower risk of severe disease than adults. But record numbers of children were hospitalized during the Omicron surge this winter. Nearly 4,000 children aged 5 to 11 have died from a Covid-related condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome during the pandemic. And some studies find that even children who have a mild illness may experience symptoms for months.”

Children’s advocate Karen Vaites tweeted Thursday, “New York Times’s @apoorva_nyc is reporting children’s deaths from MIS-C that are 58x higher than the CDC is reporting. 4,000 versus 68. Why does this keep happening?!! They just fixed it. 4,000 diagnoses, not deaths. 👉 How out of touch do you need to be with actual child mortality from COVID to make this error?? I am not paid to report on COVID, yet I gasped when I saw 4,000 deaths, it is such a glaring error, clear to anyone paying attn.”

Associate professor at UC Berkeley, Shamik Dasgupta wrote, “Oof @nytimes that is one hell of a correction. Up there in the same league as gems like this. Anyone spy a pattern?”

Anchor Phil Sanchez tweeted, “Holy crap this is a terrible job by The NY Times.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Do now we have leftwing propagandists admitting they’ve been lying all along – NBC, NYT, WaPo. But they was no collusion during 2020, yeah right

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